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Page 209 - In from three to eight years we will have a machine with the general intelligence of an average human being. I mean a machine that will be able to read Shakespeare, grease a car, play office politics, tell a joke, have a fight.
Page 39 - A groundbreaking study recently found that people who grow up in different cultures do not just think about different things: they think differently.
Page 109 - ... professor who claimed everything we dreamed about — tractors, Arizona, baseball, frogs — actually represented a sexual organ. He was very insistent about this. Nobody wanted to sit near him. If you like rats or dreams, and above all if you dream about rats, you should major in psychology. SOCIOLOGY: For sheer lack of intelligibility, sociology is far and away the number one subject. I sat through hundreds of hours of sociology courses, and read gobs of sociology writing, and I never once...
Page 205 - Henon cently released a study showing that children (1217 years old) who use gateway drugs — tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana — are up to 266 times more likely to use cocaine than those who don't use any gateway drugs.
Page 319 - I hoped that my words were true, if only to reassure myself. 59 ...the typical child in a middle-income family requires a 22-year investment of just over $1.45 million.